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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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NewsBreaks
New Resources for a Healthy 2016
by Barbie E. Keiser
In the closing months of 2015, several resources emerged that provide information on the life sciences field, health, and medicine. The following are a few notable examples: STAT, OpenTrials, Verily, and the Health Literacy Tool Shed.

Weekly News Digests
Pew Research Center Publishes Privacy and Information Sharing Report
Pew Research Center's Internet, Science & Tech division released a new report, "Privacy and Information Sharing." It is based on a survey of 461 U.S. adults and nine online focus groups of 80 people, which found that many respondents would share personal information or allow surveillance if they felt they were getting value from it.
ACS Backs Upcoming Science-Related Legislation
The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced its 2016 advocacy agenda in response to the 114th Congress' legislative agenda. It expects several measures to pass in Congress, such as strong funding for federal scientific agencies.
Udacity Rolls Out Job-Guarantee Program for Eligible Students
Udacity introduced Nanodegree Plus, which promises graduating students that they'll be able to get a job within 6 months or they'll receive 100% of their tuition back. Students enroll in one of four Udacity nanodegree programs to be eligible for this option: Senior Web Developer, Android Developer, iOS Developer, or Machine Learning Engineer.
Thomson Reuters Updates Eikon Messenger
FX Monitor is now part of Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger to help corporate treasurers keep up with rapidly changing and time-sensitive foreign exchange markets. They can use the updated product to access their bank counterparties, create bank sales desk groups, and distribute communications to banks.
ProQuest Sheds Light on Women's History
ProQuest digitized the archives of six magazines in Women's Magazine Archive, which provides insight into women's history and culture from the 19th and 20th centuries.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2015: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy new year! As we ring in 2016 and look forward to what is sure to be another eventful year for libraries, information professionals, and information services, it's time to reflect on the major industry happenings in 2015. Here's an overview of the newsworthy trends, events, and topics NewsBreaks covered in the past year.
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Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How the Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives keynote session video

Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How the Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives (42:29)

In this keynote session, Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center, discusses public attitudes about data, machine learning, privacy, and the role of technology companies in society—including in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. He covers how these issues will be factors shaping the next stages of the analytics revolution as politicians, regulators, and civic actors start to focus their sights on data and its use.

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